Daily : July 5, 2017

New Chief Election Commissioner Achal Kumar Jyoti

Achal Kumar Joti

Question: Which article of the constitution of India provides for an election commission?
(a) Article 324
(b) Article 117
(c) Article 200
(d) Article 254
Ans: (a)
Related Fact :

  • On July 4, 2017, Election Commissioner (EC) Achal Kumar Joti was appointed as the next Chief Election Commissioner of India.
  • He succeeds Nasim Zaidi whose term in office completes on July 5, 2017.
  • Mr. Jotiis a 1975-batch IAS officer and joined the three-member Commission as an Election Commissioner on May 8, 2015.
  • He will take over as the head of Election Commission on July 6, 2017 and will be in office till January 17, 2018.
  • Chief Election Commissioner or an Election Commissioner can have a tenure of six years or hold office till the age of 65 years, whichever is earlier.
  • Notably, Article 324 vests the Superintendence, direction and control of elections in the Election Commission.
  • According to Article 324 (1), the superintendence, direction and control of the preparation of the electoral rolls for, and the conduct of, all elections to Parliament and to the Legislature of every State and of elections to the offices of President and Vice President held under this Constitution shall be vested in a Commission (referred to in this Constitution as the Election Commission).

Reference:
http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/achal-kumar-joti-to-be-the-next-chief-election-commissioner/article19209802.ece?homepage=true

KK Venugopal

KK Venugopal

Question: Senior lawyer and constitutional expert K.K. Venugopal has recently taken over as …
(a) Attorney General of India.
(b) Solicitor General of India.
(c) Law and Justice Minister of India.
(d) None of the above.
Ans: (a)
Related Fact :

  • On July 03, 2017, senior lawyer and constitutional expert K.K. Venugopal took over as the new Attorney General of India.
  • He replaced Mukul Rohtagi for this post.
  • Venugopal has also served as the Constitutional adviser for drafting of the Constitution of Bhutan.
  • In 2015, he was conferred Padma Vibhushan award by Government of India. This is the second-highest civilian honour in India.

Constitutional Provisions:

  • The President of India appoints a person who is qualified to be appointed a Judge of the Supreme Court to be Attorney General for India according to Article 76 (1).
  • The Attorney General holds office during the pleasure of the President, and receives remuneration as the President determines.
  • Attorney General of India has right of audience in all courts in the territory of India.
  • Attorney General gives advice to the Government of India upon such legal matters, and to perform such other duties of a legal character, as may from time to time be referred or assigned to him by the President.

Reference:
https://indiankanoon.org/doc/1985537/
http://www.newindianexpress.com/nation/2017/jul/03/kk-venugopal-takes-over-as-next-attorney-general-of-india-1623615.html

Textiles India 2017

Textiles India 2017

Questin: Where was the ‘Textiles India 2017’ organized recently?
(a) Delhi
(b) Surat
(c) Gandhinagar
(d) Ahmedabad
Ans: (c)
Related Fact :

  • The three-day event, Textiles India 2017 was organized in Gandhinagar by Union ministry of textiles from June 30th to July 2nd, 2017.
  • This mega eventwas aimed at showcasing the country as a global sourcing hub and investment destination.
  • On this occasion, 65 Memorandum of Understanding (MoUs) were signedrelated to the textiles sector.
  • The MoUs signed relate to exchange of information and documentation, Research & Development, commercialization of handloom products and silk production, cooperation in Geo textiles, skill development, supply of cotton and trade promotion with overseas partners, etc.
  • Significantly, domestic market for apparel and lifestyle products, currently estimated at $85 billion, is expected to reach $160 billion by 2025.
  • Notably, textiles industry contributes to 10% of manufacturing production, 2% of India’s GDP and upto 13% of country’s export earning.

Reference:
http://pib.nic.in/newsite/PrintRelease.aspx?relid=167068
https://www.textilesindia2017.com/home/EventSchedule

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